If you’ve seen a fair chunk of London, then I’m equally happy heading out of the city to some of the other great cities & attractions across the South East.
I’m not a Driver Guide, so for all these places, we will be travelling by train.
If you already have transport arranged, I’m happy to Guide in attractions like Stonehenge and the Cotswolds.
Out of London Tours
Bath is one of England’s most beautiful cities, full of sweeping Georgian Crescents, handsome Squares and honey-coloured terraces. Beneath its streets, natural hot springs bubble away, which is why at its heart you’ll find the Roman Baths, a 2,000 year old grand bathing complex which still fills with steaming hot spring water every single day. During the 17th and 18th centuries fashionable people flocked to Bath to take advantage of the healing waters. Among them was the writer Jane Austen who made the city her home from 1801 to 1806 and who set two of her novels here.
As part of this walking tour, we’ll discover the best of the city, which has plenty of great restaurants and shops too, take a look at the Assembly Rooms where grand Regency balls took place and enjoy a visit to the Roman Baths to walk in the footsteps of the Romans.
Please note: this tour involves taking a 90-minute train journey each way to/from Bath.
Oxford is home to England’s oldest and most famous University. Its many ancient colleges, with their cloistered quads, traditional dining halls and graceful churches, make this truly a city of ‘dreaming spires’. The authors JRR Tolkien, Lewis Carroll and CS Lewis wrote some of their most famous works here, and the city inspired both the Inspector Morse and Harry Potter novels – providing numerous film locations for both.
It’s a great city to wander, and as part of the tour, we’ll explore the historic heart of Oxford, visit one of the colleges and take a walk by the River.
Please note: this tour involves taking a 1-hour train journey each way to/from Oxford.
The charming market town of Stratford-upon-Avon sits in the very heart of rural England beside the River Avon. As the birthplace of William Shakespeare, you can explore the town that shaped the world’s greatest playwright.
As part of this walking tour, we’ll visit the half-timbered house where he was born, the school where he studied and the church where he now lies buried. We’ll also see the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company on the banks of the River Avon.
Please note: this tour involves taking a 2-hour train journey each way to/from Stratford-upon-Avon.
20 miles west of London lies the historic town of Windsor. Framed by the River Thames, it’s a beautiful town with a Georgian high street, cobbled lanes and narrow passages. At its heart sits Windsor Castle, the family home to British Kings and Queens for nearly 1,000 years, and one of the Queen’s favourite Royal residences. From the outside it may look like a medieval Castle, but inside it’s a magnificent Royal Palace – one of the finest in Europe. Within its Chapel are buried some of our most famous Kings & Queens, including Henry VIII and Charles I.
On this tour we’ll explore both the town and the Castle, but the main part of the visit will be to head inside the Castle and see the sequence of impressive State Rooms used by the Queen & Royal Family.
Please note: this tour involves taking a 40-minute train journey each way to/from Windsor.